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Imagine the breakdown people will have when...

posted 5 hours ago by QDay +123 / -0
they realize that their whole twitter life is fake.
I was listening to a podcast the other day where a twitter user explained that when the bot purge happened his 80,000 followers dropped to a mere couple hundred (they were all bots). This person had conversations and interactions with these people for years and could not believe that everything they had thought was real was fabricated.
The twitter bot purge is going to turn peoples whole lives upside down. They have been delusional and led to believe that these bots views represent the world. It is going to destroy them when they come to find out that the reality they have been programmed to think was real was 100% fake. They have been living their lives for updoots and interacting with bots.
This is going to be hilarious to watch the melt down and people waking up to the TRUTH.
 

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Just heard on news twitter deal on hold?
Its beginning to look like a head fake to me, all done to expose the fake Twitter bots to the world and bring the platform down. Musk was never intending to 'buy' Twitter, he's intending to bring it all crashing down while exposing a truth millions would have never believed otherwise. Well played I think!
 

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Irons might lend him one?

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About those Twitter Bot accounts​

We don't need to rely on third-party "Bot Sentinel" tools--or users randomly inspecting their own follower lists--to find bots. There is one entity that can easily identify them all. Twitter itself​

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There is an interesting game of chess going on here between Elon and the management of Twitter over the proportion of accounts on Twitter that are “genuine”—that is, real people—as opposed to various kinds of automated accounts or information warfare sock puppets.

Both sides know a lot more than they are letting on, and both are playing a game of chess over it.

On the surface, it matters a lot because Twitter, as a public company, has made statements to its advertisers and investors through the years about the size, growth and makeup of its Twitter account user base, and if it is revealed that they “fudged the numbers”, there will be hell to pay.

Now that a well-heeled buyer is involved with doing due diligence prior to closing a transaction to take Twitter private—it really matters in a legal sense, too.

Is the number of “fake” accounts 5% or less — as Twitter itself claims — or is it closer to 50%?

It’s portrayed (in a Nelsonian Knowledge sort of way, by some) as though it’s some big unsolvable mystery. Maybe it is, to people without technical skill in data analytics.

But to those of us who know this stuff—it’s outrageous that it is even a point of debate. We know they know—and they know that we know they know.

Checkmate will come, I assure you.


Yes, I did take that photo, and no—the dog didn’t win (that game.)

As my favorite data analytics genius and big-brained thinker Ethical Skeptic says:
“Nelsonian knowledge is the virtual forbidden knowledge, which betrays its possession through one’s exacting efforts to avoid it in the first place.
Nelsonian knowledge involves a keen prowess in knowing what to not-know, where to not-look and how not-to-look at it.

As regards the poseur, intelligence cannot be derived from the ‘reliable’ sources they choose to examine.

Rather it is often those sources which they conspicuously demand that everyone avoid, which tend to offer the greatest probative potential. (Ethical Skeptic)”

The correct answer about which accounts on Twitter are real people and which are not is knowable to the third decimal place, and if Twitter has the systems in place that I think they do—they already know that answer in real time. There’s probably an ongoing flurry of activity to try to sweep evidence under the rug.

As a purchaser of Twitter, it’s clearly in Elon’s best interests to know that number—precisely. Because it establishes a proper metric for arriving at a reasonable share price for TWTR stock.

Elon likes to portray himself as a goofy nerd at times, but he’s actually quite shrewd, as his business successes reveal.

In case you didn’t know, Elon acquired the fortune that he built into SpaceX and Tesla as a co-founder of PayPal, which was acquired in 2002 by E-bay. As a young man, Elon was a gifted programmer. Very gifted.

“In 2002, eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock, giving Musk a personal fortune of $175 million. Musk parlayed the PayPal money into a variety of far-flung ventures and now controls $1 trillion electric car company Tesla, space exploration firm SpaceX, brain implant startup Neuralink and tunnel construction firm the Boring Company.” (NY Post)

Therefore, Elon knows just as well as I do, this fact: the internal databases at Twitter are all that is needed to completely and clearly establish what fraction of accounts at Twitter are real people or business accounts, which are bots (non-human programmatic Tweeters) and which are propagandists or info warriors (multiple sock puppet accounts that push narratives or purposefully spread dis-information or create conflict.)

Twitter has official policies that limit the number of tweets, follows, email changes per hour, etc. These rules are clear indications that they know that “automation bots” are a big consumer of Twitter resources.

They once locked my account for replying too quickly and too many times in a 24 hour period (I type fast, what can I say) because it creates a drain on server resources, among other things. It also made my propagation scores and “reach” go beyond what they wanted a conservative voice to have on their protected, controlled narrative-formation and ideology-preserving platform.

Here’s the thing.

I’ve been involved in “data mining” since the early 1990’s, long before it was cool and before anyone who is less than 30 years old was even born. I even helped build supercomputers to do data mining and installed them in … various places.

I began my career at a time when there was no “Internet” as we know it today; at that time, there were fragmentary and isolated networks mostly at universities and government research entities that were beginning to be attached to one another with this thing called the ‘arpanet’.

I’ve been around the block a time or two. (For the record: I never saw Al Gore at any gold shovel, ribbon-cutting ceremonies for “inventing the Internet” as he once claimed.)

In the last decade, I spent a lot of time creating large scale SQL databases and working up to my eyeballs in SQL queries to perform data analytics on student information systems at large school districts.

I know how data systems work, what is possible, what is not — and therefore, have a pretty solid idea of what information lies hidden in the vaults of Twitter.

If I had a couple of weeks, a small team of helpers, and unrestricted access, I could determine—using a number of simple to complex analytical and heuristic techniques —which accounts at Twitter were “real people” and which were not—by looking at account creation and usage details to establish “pattern of life” behavior (when, how, and what is being “tweeted” and from where) using timestamps, IP addresses, pattern matching analysis, and other rich geolocation data that Twitter obviously collects.

Twitter doesn’t need me to do this, however. They already know the answers.

I also know that Elon could dispatch a team of experts with ten times my skill level at the snap of his fingers—people from Tesla’s AI and Information Systems units, for example —to do the same. He could probably do the analysis himself if he still has the software chops that he used to.

I also know that Elon knows, with certainty, that there are people at Twitter itself who know all of this just as well. They KNOW the answers. They are feigning confusion and ignorance and obfuscating the facts. They are playing Nelsonian Knowledge games.

What was interesting to me last week was this tweet from Elon:

Elon likely already knows the answer of what proportion of Twitter accounts are “genuine”; but here, he is pretending to ask Twitter users “hey, can you help me do a check of your own accounts? What number do YOU come up with?”

In this Tweet, he cleverly does three things:
  1. He reveals that Twitter Legal is concerned about the question and its answers, AND …
  2. He reveals that there was an NDA that covered this and other “sensitive” matters, AND ….
  3. He reveals to them (and to some of us) that he knows how to play chess and not checkers.
As those of you who have read my material here on substack know, I have been watching with a jaundiced eye as innumerable factions across the globe have taken over social media networks and bent them to their own purposes for PSYOP, spying, and propaganda.

As I quoted in Anti-Social Media part 2, the father of modern advertising and the nephew of Sigmund Freud knew as far back as 1928 how things worked:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. “

—Edward Bernays, father of modern advertising, public relations, and propaganda, in a book published in 1928.

As you watch the game unfold between Elon, Twitter, and the forces behind Twitter than do not want you to see behind the curtain—remember just how high the stakes are.

I made a speculative claim on Telegram to this effect—and it garnered more than 63,000 views:



What is transpiring in this titanic battle over Twitter really is a battle for the future of humanity. It’s not just about Twitter; it’s a war by proxy, because other social media platforms are abused in similar ways that Twitter is for the purposes of carrying out covert psychological manipulation.

“They” don’t want this to be revealed, nor stopped.

Free speech, and thought that is free from coercion and subliminal influence must be secured if human civilization is to flourish into the future.​

I thank God that Elon is here at this time and place and has the courage and resources that he does to try to unmask the players. The stakes are high.​

Elon knows they are.



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^ Is this laying the ground work for 50% of biden voters were fake also? These things always seem to tie together. How else to wake up the sheeple. You know the ones that had 50K followers but now have 500........
 

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Whilst the bot check issue for the "pause" might well be real, me thinks he's realised he was buying a pup and wanted out before the ink dried.
 

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this is a gamble in my opinion with three outcomes

1) Elon executes and you make -30% (40 to 54)
2) Elon uses the number of fake accounts to get a discount and you make 10-15%
3) he gets under the hood and finds it’s all smoke and mirrors and walks away, and you take a bath during the stock collapse

Walkaway would cost Musk $1b with the built-in contract clause. CEO said the deal was going thru.
 

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Walkaway would cost Musk $1b with the built-in contract clause. CEO said the deal was going thru.
Just a matter of what the Bottom Dollar be and the actual Head Count of users.
 

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Walkaway would cost Musk $1b with the built-in contract clause. CEO said the deal was going thru.
If he uncovers fraud (which he's well on his way to doing) I'm guessing that clause would not apply. It's very plausible that this entire shit show was initiated to do exactly that. He never had any intention of buying Twitter IMHO
 

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Walkaway would cost Musk $1b with the built-in contract clause. CEO said the deal was going thru.
A contract clause is only good if the contract is legal. Criminal actions such as faking followers via bots or censoring content as a "publisher" instead of a "Platform" would probably require further investigation; and that's exactly what Elon wants.
I'm pretty sure the world's richest man has some pretty good lawyers.
 

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I believe this is what Elon's plan B will come about. Jack that price up and then Musk says nvrmnd. Then watch the stock tank.

I think we have a winner here. I just didn't have the cahjones to short it.
 

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I think we have a winner here. I just didn't have the cahjones to short it.
It would fit right into his MO. Remember his announcement he was taking $TSLA private?

You do? Because the SEC does not, even though REAMS of laws and regulations were violated in that stunt.

It got the Meme Stonk buyers excited, and doubled Musk's "wealth."

Now, since he thinks he's above the law (and I guess he is) he's likely going to repeat this with Twatter.
 

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NOTE: monetizable daily active users (mDAU)


[Forwarded from ULTRA TruthHammer ★★★ (TruthHammer888)]
Twitter designed this process to be hard. That’s how they avoided getting caught, and how their executives will claim deniability… “omg we didn’t know this iS So hARd!!”

Elon’s calling Parag’s excuses shit, in front of the advertisers who have been paying for users that don’t exist

 
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Now that a well-heeled buyer is involved with doing due diligence prior to closing a transaction to take Twitter private—it really matters in a legal sense, too.
I thought I read that part of musk's buyout offer was him agreeing to forgo due diligence?
 

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I thought I read that part of musk's buyout offer was him agreeing to forgo due diligence?
haven't seen that... which would be really dumb if true.

but I just added a post to Elon's '
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[Forwarded from Forecast 432Hz (Forecast 432Hz)]
Twitter's choice: admit Musk is right and it has a huge fake userbase, opening up existing management to countless shareholder lawsuits, or kill the deal and be sued for record shareholder value destruction. - ZH
 

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haven't seen that... which would be really dumb if true.

Musk, the world's richest person, decided to waive due diligence when he agreed to buy Twitter on April 25, in an effort to get the San Francisco-based company to accept his "best and final offer." This could make it harder for him to argue that Twitter somehow misled him.
 

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[Forwarded from Forecast 432Hz (Forecast 432Hz)]
Twitter's choice: admit Musk is right and it has a huge fake userbase, opening up existing management to countless shareholder lawsuits, or kill the deal and be sued for record shareholder value destruction. - ZH
I like it! I like it a lot!!! This is why Jack Dorsey has done a 180 and has been sucking up to Musk online. He knows it's all going to come crashing down and he'll be right in the middle of it
 

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As someone else here mentioned, fraud invalidates that agreement and all terms thereof. Musk was never intending to buy Twitter. All he wanted was to expose the fraud, not prove it, which he will ultimately be successful with. That fraud releases him of the need to adhere by any terms of the agreement. I think it was a great plan actually!!
 

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Quoted off the internet:

Elon is doing a smart move unloading TSLA shares right in public with the approval of his fans

Feigns interest in Twitter, despite he knew about the bots.

Dump 50 billion of tesla shares, while getting sucked by fanbois

Syke! and walk back from Twitter purchase using the muh bots narrative, a weakness he saw in twitter and used to his advantage

bagging 50 billion and destroying twitter stock at the same time

he gets away scot free with market manipulation because he did it in public, with the approval of the public. SEC cant touch him


Elon is not a scam artist, he is a scam God

The market is collapsing btw.
They pulled a sneaky unwind of the bubble for the last 6 months, but now we are getting towards rock bottom. It is exactly like 1999
 

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Classic Muskism. I'm not saying Twit doesn't deserve it...but he's played this game before.

Musk, like that stupid car company he turned into a meme stonk...neither are serious entities. I don't care how much money he has. Epstein had big money, too. Madoff had big money.

Clowns sometimes are well paid; but at the end of the day, what they are is clowns.
 

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Imagine the breakdown people will have when...
posted 5 hours ago by QDay +123 / -0
they realize that their whole twitter life is fake.
I was listening to a podcast the other day where a twitter user explained that when the bot purge happened his 80,000 followers dropped to a mere couple hundred (they were all bots). This person had conversations and interactions with these people for years and could not believe that everything they had thought was real was fabricated.
The twitter bot purge is going to turn peoples whole lives upside down. They have been delusional and led to believe that these bots views represent the world. It is going to destroy them when they come to find out that the reality they have been programmed to think was real was 100% fake. They have been living their lives for updoots and interacting with bots.
This is going to be hilarious to watch the melt down and people waking up to the TRUTH.
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Classic Muskism. I'm not saying Twit doesn't deserve it...but he's played this game before.

Musk, like that stupid car company he turned into a meme stonk...neither are serious entities. I don't care how much money he has. Epstein had big money, too. Madoff had big money.

Clowns sometimes are well paid; but at the end of the day, what they are is clowns.
That all may be true but he's playing the role to perfection with this Twitter expose'!
 
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I've got at least 5 fake ones out there but always get banned after a few choice words. I'm shocked I haven't been banned from GIM2 yet because I'm every bit as caustic here as there ;)
 

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I've got at least 5 fake ones out there but always get banned after a few choice words. I'm shocked I haven't been banned from GIM2 yet because I'm every bit as caustic here as there ;)
We're adults here.

Over there, half are disturbed autistics; and the other half, bots programmed by disturbed autistics.